A high-resolution version of this photo is available for use only to illustrate articles based on the WCC press release containing this year's Christmas message from the WCC general secretary, Samuel Kobia. Click on the photo to obtain high resolution.

"When we pray in the words of the theme of the forthcoming WCC Assembly, God, in your grace, transform the world, we confess our readiness to proclaim the good news that the Triune God has acted to dignify humanity through God's incarnation in Jesus Christ."

Praying hands during a church service in Qianjiang County, China 2005

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